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Test Examples

Part I
Examiner: Hello, my name is .... Can you tell me your name,
please?
Candidate: My name is ....
Examiner: Can you show me your I.D., please? Thank you.
Examiner: First, I'd like to ask you a few general questions
about yourself. Do you live in a house or a flat?
Candidate: I live in a small rented flat.
Examiner: How long have you lived there?
Candidate: Not long. I moved in there two months ago,
Examiner: Can you briefly describe the flat?
Candidate: Well, it's a small, two-bedroom place, but it's got
a nice view of the mountains, and it has a small terrace,
which
I think is the best thing about it. I'm sharing it with my
brother at the moment, but he's planning to find a place of
his own next year. The rent is a bit high, but its not far from
where I work, so I dont spend hours commuting every day.
Examiner: Now lets talk about shopping. Do you like
shopping?
Candidate: I do, but only for certain things, like clothes or
gadgets or books. Most things, except food, I buy online
nowadays, from the comfort of my home. I hate food
shopping, though. I find it really boring having to buy the
same things every time I go to the supermarket.
Examiner: Now lets move on to talk about music. Do you
listen to music? What kind of music do you listen to?
Candidate: I listen to music every day. Ive got a large
collection of old LPs I got from my dad. Thats really how I
got interested in music. I listen to all sorts of music. My MP3
player is full of Jazz, rock, folk and other sorts of music, but I
also like to listen to classical music. I go out to listen to live
music whenever I can. In fact, I prefer listening to live rather
than recorded music. Its a totally different experience to
listen and watch someone play.
Examiner: Thank you.

Part II
Examiner:
Now in this part, you should talk about a topic for one
minute. You can take a minute to take some notes before
you speak. Here is a pencil and some paper for you and the
topic card. I would like you to describe a film you saw and
really liked.
.

Describe a film you saw and really liked.


You should say:
the name of the film .
when and where you saw It
what the film was about
and explain why you liked the film.

Examiner: Now, you have one minute to talk about the topic.
I will tell you when to stop.
Candidate: I have lots of favourite films I like, but I think the
best film of all time is X. A friend of mine recommended it to
me last year. In fact we watched it together at her place,
which was great as I don't like going to the cinema much. It
was a film about a boy who was growing up in a small town,
about his friends, dreams and problems. I liked it because
the plot was quite simple, but it was very interesting. His
best friend was a bird-I think it was a hawk or something like
that. He found the bird dying in an old barn and nursed it
back to health. He got very emotionally attached to the bird,
but had to let it go once it recovered. I really liked the
photography. There wasn't much dialogue in the film, but it
was never boring. It's not really the kind of film I would have
picked up in a store, and I would never have watched it if my
friend hadn't recommended it to me.
Examiner: Would you like to see the film again?

Candidate: I have it on DVD and actually have seen it a


couple of times since then. It really is one of those films
worth watching more than once.

Part III
Examiner: Now in this part I would like you to ask a few more
general
questions about the topic you've talked about.
What kinds of films are popular in your country?
Candidate: Well, I guess like anywhere else, Hollywood
blockbusters are what most people see. Independent films
are also popular, but not as popular as Hollywood movies.
There are very few films made locally, so national films are
not that big in this country.
Examiner: Why do you think some people prefer going to the
cinema to watching films at home?
Candidate: I personally like watching films at home. I cant
stand it when someone next to me is making a noise eating
popcorn, or when a phone goes off in the audience. People
who choose to go out and see a movie in a cinema just want
a different kind of experience. For them going to see a movie
is an event, a change from home. Some people say that the
quality of image and sound is much better in the cinema
than at home, but I think it matters less now than it used to
as many home entertainment systems
nowadays can produce just as good a picture and sound.
Examiner: Do you think people will continue going to the
cinema in
the future?
Candidate: Hmm ... it's hard to tell, but I think they will. As I
said, for many cinema goers going to movies is a social
event. They won't want to give it up and stay in to watch a
movie. But you never know-technology might be developed
which will make it possible to bring a true cinema experience
to

peoples homes.
Examiner: Thank you. That's the end of the test.

Contoh 2

Part I
Examiner: Hello, my name is .... Can you tell me your name,
please?
Candidate: My name is ....
Examiner: Can you show me your I.D., please? Thank you.
Examiner: First, I'd like to ask you a few general questions
about yourself. Do you live in a city, a town or in the
country?
Candidate: I live in a small village not far from this city,
about a 30- minute drive from here.
Examiner: Is it a good place to live for young people?
Candidate: I don't think so. There aren't many places to go
out to, just one bar and a pier which has got some shops and
a cinema. There isn't much night life there. Most young
people move to the city once they finish school. I liked
growing, up there, though, and I went back when I finished
my university degree. It's a great place for families with kids,
butnot If you're young and like going out often.
Examiner : Now, let's talk about television. Do you like
watching television?
Candidate: I don't watch IV that much, really. I prefer to pick
up a book. I do watch DVDs every now and then, though.
Examiner: What kind of TV programmes did you like to watch
when you were a child?

Candidate: I liked programmes about nature-animals and


plants, that sort of thing. I still do, but I don't watch them as
often as I would like to. They're very informative, especially
for kids.
Examiner: Now, let's talk about sports. Do you play any
sports? Which ones?
Candidate: No, I don't. I'm terrible at sports. I've always been
bad at sports; I guess it's got something to do with my poor
eyesight. I'm simply hopeless at any kind of ball sport. It
doesn't bother me much, though. I like watching sports,
especially winter sports.
Examiner: Thank you.
Part II
Examiner: Now in this part, you should talk about a topic for
one minute.
You can take a minute to make some notes before you
speak. Here is a pencil and some paper for you, and the
topic card. I would like you to describe a skill, for example,
driving, speed reading, or any other skill you have learned
successfully.
Describe a skill (for example, driving, speed reading) you
have learned successfully.
You should say:
what skill you have learned
why you learned it
who helped you learn it
and explain what helped you to become good at the skill.
Examiner: Now, you have one minute to talk about the topic.
I will tell you when to stop.
Candidate: I'll talk about driving, which I think is the most
important skill I've learnt. I've been driving for about ten
years now, and I learnt how to drive when I was 16.As I've
told you, I lived and grew up in a small village not far from
here, and you need a car to go anywhere, so it was essential
to drive if you didn't want to feel isolated. My father taught
me how to drive, but I didn't get a driving license until I was

20. I also failed my first driving test, and had to do a course


with a driving instructor to learn how to drive properly in the
city. I've had a car for over six years and I drive everyday,
but I think it was the formal course and the driving test I had
to do that helped me become a good driver.
Examiner: Could you teach this skill to anyone else?
Candidate: I actually have. I've taught my sister to drive.
Part III
Examiner: Now in this part, I would like to ask you a few
more general
questions about the topic you've talked about.
What qualities does a good trainer need to have?
Candidate: Hmm ... let me think .... Well, I suppose one of
the most
important qualities is to be able to explain and to be patient
if one doesn't get it the first or even the tenth time. Another
important characteristic is to like helping people learn. These
are the most important qualities, in my opinion.
Examiner: Why do you think many companies invest a lot of
money in training?
Candidate: Well, I think those companies that want to stay
competitive need to invest in training their staff. Businesses
are changing so fast nowadays that it's essential to provide
employees with the training necessary for them to do their
jobs efficiently. Another reason might be that people like to
feel valued, and giving them training is one way for company
to show that. The company I work for invests a lot In
training, and I see it as one of the major benefits I receive,
as it will help me become more employable in the future
should I choose to change jobs.
Examiner: Do you think schools and universities prepare
young people well for future employment?
Candidate: I don't think so. In most schools and universities,
the students' heads are crammed with useless information
which helps them pass a test or an exam. I believe people
start learning when they leave school and start working. I'm
not saying theoretical knowledge isn't important-I'm just
saying that a lot of what kids are taught at school won't be
very useful for them in the future. There are vocational

schools and colleges, however, where young people learn


skills for a specific job, for example, welding or carpentry.
These do prepare young people for future employment, in
my opinion.
Examiner: Thank you. That's the end of the test.

Contoh 3

Part I
Examiner: Hello, my name is .... Can you tell me your name,
please?
Candidate: My name is ....
Examiner: Can you show me your ID, please? Thank you.
Examiner: First, I'd like to ask you a few general questions
about yourself. Where do you live?
Candidate: I live in a small town called X, to the north-west
of this city, about a 20-minute drive from here.
Examiner: Do you work or study? Where do you work? Where
do you study?
Candidate: I'm studying medicine at the moment, at X
university. It's a six-year degree course, and I'm in my third
year at the moment.
Examiner: What do you like doing in your free time? Do you
have any hobbies?
Candidate: I don't have much free time these days. It's a
busy time of the year, but when I do get a free minute to
myself, I Iike to pick up a bock or a magazine
Examiner: Do you cook? How often do you cook?
Candidate: Hmm ... I may be able to fry an egg if I'm
starving, but no, I don't cook much. I usually go out to
restaurants or get a take-away.
Examiner: Thank you!
Part II
Examiner: Now in this part, you need to talk about a topic for
one minute. You can take a minute to make some notes
before you speak. Here is a pencil and some paper for you,
and the topic card. I would like you to talk about a city or a
town you have enjoyed visiting.
Describe a city or a town you have enjoyed visiting.
You should say:
when you visited the town or the city
what you did there
how long you stayed there
and explain why you enjoyed the visit.

Examiner: Now, you have one minute to talk about the topic.
I will tell you when to stop.
Candidate: The city I enjoyed visiting is X. I've been there
several times. I have a very close friend who lives there, you
see, so I try to visit the city every year or so. I was last there
in December. There's a lot to do there, lots of museums and
the old town, which is a great place if you like that kind of
architecture. The night life is really good, too; there are all
sorts of music venues, like little jazz bars, all over the city.
This time I stayed at my friend's flat for five days. I only
spent two days with my friend-he had to go away
on business the day after I arrived, so I was left to explore
the city on my own. The weather was not that great, but that
didn't stop me from going out and enjoying myself. I went
out every night and met lots of interesting people, and even
made a couple of new friends. I don't speak the local
language, but people are so friendly and easy-going there.
When I got lost downtown, a nice young couple helped me
find my way back to the flat.
Examiner: Thank you. Would you like to visit the place again?
Candidate: Definitely! I'm going there again this August;
Part III
Examiner: Now in this part, I would like to ask you a few
more general questions about the topic you've talked about.
Do people travel more nowadays than they used to in the
past?
Candidate: I think so. Travel has become much cheaper and
faster than it used to be, say, 20 years ago. Nowadays you
can get really cheap tickets from one of those budget airlines
and in a few hours be in a different country or even on a
different continent. In the past, it might have taken days or
even months to travel the same distance. The tourism
industry is huge and there is hardly any place left on the
planet which you can't get to. Even in this city, which is not a

typical tourist destination, you can see lots of tourists,


especially in summer.
Examiner: What can one learn from travelling to other
countries?
Candidate: Well, lots of things, really. Different cultures,
customs and traditions for example. Many people travel
abroad to learn a foreign language, which can be much more
exciting than learning from books. Those who enjoy visiting
museums and galleries can learn a lot about the history and
art of the country they are visiting. I personally like
to visit parks and green places, and especially places like
botanical gardens and zoos, to learn a bit about plant and
animal life.
Examiner: What positive or negative effects does tourism
have on a local economy?
Candidate: I think generally tourism is very beneficial for
local economies as it creates many jobs 'for local people,
Tourists travel with cash which, they are ready to spend
wherever they travel. There are some negative effects,
though. For example, travelling thousands of miles in an
airplane to get to a place where you want to spend only a
few days is not exactly good for the environment. Also large
numbers of visitors can have a huge impact on the local
environment, especially in places like national parks. It's true
that
sustainable tourism is growing, but it is doing so at such a
fast pace that it will stop becoming sustainable.
Examiner: Thank you. That's the end of the test.

Contoh Topik
Topik Part 1:
Berikut adalah topik-topik umum dan biasanya selalu sama
untuk sebagian
besar peserta.
1. Your Hometown
Where is it?
What kind of place is it?
Do you like it?
What are the interesting places to visit in your hometown?
What is your hometown famous for?
Have you read any articles about the history of your
hometown?
Why do you want to leave it and go abroad? Are you happy
that you are leaving?
If given a chance, what would you like to change in your
hometown?
What is the thing which you dislike most about your
hometown?
Do you think it's a good place to live? Why?
What sort of jobs are usually done by people in your
hometown?
Has it changed over years? How?
Have you ever stayed in any place other than your
hometown?
Was it different? How different were the attitudes of people
in these areas? Which was a better place in your view?
2. Your Job
What is it?
What exactly do you do in a typical working day in your job?
Why did you choose such a job?
Are you happy with it?
Is it that what you always wanted? or what kind of job would
you have actually opted for, if not this?
3. Shopping
Do you like shopping?
What exactly do you like to shop for?

Which part of the week or month do you generally shop?


Why?
Do you prefer to shop in Malls or you like the traditional
shopping?
Do you like to bargain?
4. Climate/Weather
What is the typical weather/season in your country?
What kind of weather do you like?
Which is your favorite season?
If given a chance, would you like to have this season
throughout the year?
What you dislike most about this season?
How do you think the behavior of people changes in different
seasons?
5. Sports
Do you like sports?
Do you prefer to watch or play sports? Why?
Which is the favorite sport you play/watch?
Which is the most favorite sport in your area?
Which sport did you always wish to play but never ever got a
chance to?
6. Books
Do you read books?
What was your favorite book as a child?
Do you have a favorite book now?
Do you like to give books as a gift?
Pertanyaan Lain untuk Part I:
Do you prefer eating out in restaurants?
What type of transport do you use most? Why?
Where would you like to go on holiday? Why?
Who would you most like to go on vacation with?
What is one thing you would always want to carry when
going on vacation?

Do you like to work out in gyms or prefer to do work outs in


your own home? Why?
What kind of leisure time activities do you prefer?
Describe one funny incident (which had happened to you).
Describe one embarrassing situation you landed in. How did
you plan your way out of the situation?

Topik Part II:


1. Describe a home/place of stay which is very near to your
heart
Why you are so attached to that home
How long you stayed there
Who occupies that house now
What did you like most about that house
2. Talk about a friend who is very close to you
When and how you met
How often you see this friend
What kind of personality your friend has
Why you like spending time with this particular person
3. Describe an important historical event in your country
When it happened
What happened
Who were the most important people involved
Why you think it was important to your country
4. Describe a family member that you really admire
What relation this person is to you
What are your special memories of this person
How often you see this person
What you really admire about this member of your family
5. Describe an object which is very important to you
What it is
When and where you got it
How it helps you in your life

What would you do if you didn't have one of these


6. Describe a photograph that means a lot to you
What it shows
Who took the photograph
When it was taken
Why this photograph is so important to you
7. Describe a memorable holiday you have had
How you travelled
What activities you did on holiday
Who you went with
What so memorable about it
8. Describe a typical festival in your country
What is the celebration about
What people do during this celebration
What you usually do at this time
What this celebration means to you
9. Describe a skill that you have learned, like driving,
cooking, etc.
How have you learned it?
Why have you learned this skill?
How difficult was this skill to learn?
Why do you think it is useful?
10. Talk about a piece of home equipment that you have
(other than a computer)
What the equipment is
How you got it
What purpose you use if for
Topik Part III:
Topik dalam Part III berhubungan dengan topik yang
disampaikan dalam Part II.
Beberapa kemungkinan Topik Part III yang berhubungan
dengan Topik Part II sebelumnya:

1. Favorite Home/Place of Stay


How would you describe a typical house in your country?
Have the pattern of houses/housing changed over years?
Which is the most important part of a house, according to
your cultural beliefs?
Give reasons why somebody decides to move to a new
house.
2. Describe a friend
Is friendship important in your culture?
How many close friends can you have?
Are friends more important than family?
3. Describe an historical personality
Who are the most influential people in your society?
Do you think they are more important than role models of
today?
Who are the present role models in your society?
What are the qualities of a good leader?
4. Describe a child you know
What is the role of parents in raising children?
Has the role changed in recent years?
Who is responsible for discipline?
5. Describe an object you like
Why do people get attached to small objects?
Why gifts are important in your culture?
Are people in your country wise consumers?
What things do you keep in mind while buying something?
6. Describe a photograph
Are images important in your culture?
How has this changed with time?
Do you think cameras intrude on the private lives of people?
What do you think about cameras in mobile phones?
7. Describe a place you visited recently
How does tourism affect a country?

What are the advantages?


Can cultures learn from each other?
What harmful effect does tourism have on cultures?

8. Describe a festival
Do you think celebrating festivals is a waste of time and
money?
What is the importance of festivals?
How have festival celebrations changed with time?
9. Practical skills
Do you think it is good or bad for young children to learn
practical skills?
Do they teach practical skills to young children in your
country in schools?
Who is easier to teach, young children or adults?
What do you think, was it is easier to teach a practical skill in
the past rather than now? Why?
Which one is easier do you think: teaching a practical skill or
a fact?
10. Equipment
What role does equipment play in our life?
What changes is new technology bringing to the office
environment?
What changes to jobs related to new technologies do you
expect in the future?